Meredith Scerba 2010

I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. I am so eager to share the exciting happenings WISE Cleveland has planned for 2015! The fast-paced growth of the Northeast Ohio economy is something that our chapter wants to embrace and dedicate our offerings to, with the Republican National Convention around the corner and a host of new events and hospitality properties popping up. That being said, we have a jam-packed spring ahead to get you through these last six weeks of winter. The WISE Communications and Programming committees were able to come together last month to collaborate on how to make each month count in the coming year, and boy, did they ever! Some spring dates you MUST pencil in…

-March 19th: Power Panel breakfast at Baldwin Wallace

-April 23rd: Happy Hour event expo at EventSource

-May 12th: WISE Woman of the Year Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

Writing as not only WISE President, but as a member of WISE, I want to really encourage each of you to attend our Luncheon. Every year, we come together to honor two women – one in sports and one in events, for their outstanding achievements in the industry. We also award our WISE Cleveland scholarship to a high school and college student for their achievements in working towards a career in sports and events. One of the most important aspects of WISE is to learn and become inspired by other women in our field of work, and this luncheon is the perfect opportunity to highlight what women have built in the past year.

As always, keep up to date with all the happenings of WISE Cleveland by checking www.wisecleveland.com or following our social media platforms (@WISECleveland, facebook.com/WISECleveland).

And just because 2015 is going to be so phenomenal, I leave you with a quote from Michelle Obama: “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”